Is CarMax (KMX) A Smart Long-Term Buy?

Weitz Investment Management, an investment management firm, published its “Hickory Fund” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of +8.71% was recorded by the fund in the first quarter of 2021, outperforming its Russell Midcap benchmark that delivered an +8.14% return. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Weitz Investment Management, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), and shared their insights on the company. CarMax, Inc. is a Richmond, Virginia-based used vehicle retailer that currently has a $19 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, KMX delivered a 23.52% return, extending its 12-month gains to 43.08%. As of May 21, 2021, the stock closed at $116.68 per share.

Here is what Weitz Investment Management has to say about CarMax, Inc. in its Q1 2021 investor letter:

“Beyond the benefit of ‘reopening,’ gains were led by companies experiencing positive, company-specific developments. Used car dealer CarMax was our top contributor, as the nationwide roll-out of its omnichannel car buying experience (at a dealership, online, or a combination of the two) continues to win fans in the form of new customers and investors alike.”

Our calculations show that CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, CarMax, Inc. was in 46 hedge fund portfolios. KMX delivered a -3.82% return in the past 3 months.

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